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Blueline976 replied on Sat, Dec 11 2010 5:53 PM | Locked

A debate system integrated into the forums (whether unofficial where someone just posts a "debate me/this topic" thread and the first willing person to reply takes the challenge, or official in a sort of way) would do wonders to people with opposing views who want to answer questions or debate topics. Just a thought.

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. - Carl Sagan
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Justin Spahr-Summers replied on Sat, Dec 11 2010 8:10 PM | Locked

If an integrated debate system were to happen, it should have the ability to be able to nominate or otherwise cast a vote for the debater(s), assuming that such a debate were happening under similar circumstances (an "outsider" visits the Mises forum and sparks a debate).

Life and reality are neither logical nor illogical; they are simply given. But logic is the only tool available to man for the comprehension of both.Ludwig von Mises

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EmperorNero replied on Mon, Jan 3 2011 3:26 PM | Locked

Ask a Markist anything.

How does putting the state in charge of everything lead to a stateless society?

"They all look upon progressing material improvement as upon a self-acting process." - Ludwig von Mises
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AnonLLF replied on Mon, Jan 3 2011 3:38 PM | Locked


"Dialectical materialism is integral to Marxist theory,"

 No it's not.Analytical or neo-marxism?


I don't really want to comment or read anything here.I have near zero in common with many of you.I may return periodically when there's something you need to know.

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Kaz replied on Mon, Jan 3 2011 3:45 PM | Locked

I do not oppose just laissez-faire Capitalism, but all forms of Capital accumulation EG the M-C-M accumulation cycle, I oppose the existence of Exchange-value, and as such seek to abolish currency.

How would you expect society to communicate the trillion needs (manifesting as supply and demand) that occur on a daily basis, if not with a tool for measuring each against the others, as money is?

Max Weber identified socialism's most insurmountable failing as its inability to duplicate that efficiency of communication. The Central Planner cannot know how many shoes will be needed, nor how much leather will be needed for the shoes it does decide upon, et cetera.

So you end up with shoe shortages and surpluses (sometimes at the same time, because even shoes are more complex than any socialist appears to imagine), as well as starvation, pollution, et cetera.

So how will you fix this? What is the means by which the almost infinitely complex web of supply and demand is balanced, under a system with no money, and central planners?

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William replied on Mon, Jan 3 2011 3:47 PM | Locked

Locked, because this thread is old and the Marxist does not seem to be responding to any more questions, defeating the point of the thread.  I will open this thread back up if the OP requests

"I am not an ego along with other egos, but the sole ego: I am unique. Hence my wants too are unique, and my deeds; in short, everything about me is unique" Max Stirner
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